We have had a really busy week so far this week so today was a home day. I had lots of washing, cleaning and sorting to do and really needed a day in. We took the dog for a walk first though as she really needed some sniffing time outside and I find all of the children much happier when they have had a walk even if its only half an hour. Whilst walking they always have such great ideas, today they all decided to have a go at growing some crystals. So they each collected a pebble to take home and whilst I had to wash the dog, who had got very muddy during our walk and clean out Ruben's hamster Doris, Piper showed everyone what to do courtesy of 'The Girls Best Book'.